Megan Neese, IDSA

Megan (Stanton) Neese, IDSA

IDSA Board of Directors, Director-At-Large  2014-2016
IDSA Board of Directors, Sections VP: 2011–2013

Megan Neese, IDSA, is a senior manager of Future Lab at Renault-Nissan Alliance, a global cross-functional team tasked with identifying new business opportunities for the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Prior to this she held similar design strategy positions at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Samsung Design America and Nissan North America. In the past 10 years she has helped build design research and strategy functions at two start-up firms and led innovation programs as a client and for clients such as John Deere, LG Electronics, Navistar and Direct TV. Neese sits on the Board of Directors for IDSA and holds a bachelor's degree in industrial design and a master's degree in product development from Carnegie Mellon University.

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How Where we Live, Will Reshape How we Move

Increasingly, the cars of today are developed for the scenario of commuting and driveway parking—but cities are planning for a very different future. Across the world, we are living in congested, sprawling metropolises where challenges of congestion and pollution are inspiring changes in how we choose to live and therefore how we move.

Megan Neese, IDSA of Nissan Motor Ltd.’s Future Lab finds that in this new era where products are also assumed to be harmonious integrations of software, hardware and service—we imagine a new frontier for the future of mobility and the auto industry as we know it.